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‘Crutch’ by PinbackI’m looking forward to seeing these guys again. It started for me with Blue Screen Life in 2001, I loved the cover’s color palette and imagery. It started with them with This Is A Pinback CD. “Crutch” employs a sweet and unexpected pop hook … wait for it.

‘Crutch’ by Pinback
I’m looking forward to seeing these guys again. It started for me with Blue Screen Life in 2001, I loved the cover’s color palette and imagery. It started with them with This Is A Pinback CD. “Crutch” employs a sweet and unexpected pop hook … wait for it.

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Ello, come greet us o’er there. File under “noise”.

This is the first single off of the unreleased self-titled debut LP of Minneapolis band Carroll. Carroll plays rontoms Sunday Sessions with Dana Buoy and Just Lions on October 5th at 8pm.

Minneapolis’ Carroll (two R’s, two L’s) was born in late 2011 when frontman Brian Hurlow started composing melancholic pop songs that caught the ear of college classmate and drummer Charlie Rudoy. The lifelong musicians clicked and moved in together to a house on Carroll Avenue, coining the psychedelic, shoegazey-pop band’s name. After guitarist Max Kulicke and bassist Charles McClung came on board for the live show, Carroll started turning heads.

Since the release of their Needs EP, they’ve become a mainstay on The Current, the Twin Cities’s triple A NPR affiliate station, and were named Best New Band by the two biggest local arts publications. In February of 2014, the band escaped the frigid Minnesota winter to Philly’s Miner Street Recordings where they cut their debut full-length in 17 days with the expertise of engineer Jonathan Low, who’s produced albums for the National, (Mr.) twinsistermusic, and Local Natives. With Brian’s subdued yet distinct vocals accompanied by punctual drums and alluring riff vignettes, Carroll’s self-titled debut will leave you bewitched.

Carroll has opened for bands like drdogmusic, purebathingculture, gardensandvilla, Electric Six and many more. Carroll embarks on a national tour this October in support of the release of their full-length debut ending with showcases at the cmj Festival in New York City.

(via rontoms)

Tonight at Rontoms we have a bill featuring Seattle’s Kingdom of the Holy Sun opening for The Upsidedown.

Guido Anselmi started Kingdom of the Holy Sun, fusing the sounds of such 60’s bands as the Seeds, The Monks and Syd Barrett, with influences from such contemporaries as Black Angels and Brian Jonestown Massacre, with the intent of carving out their own niche in the new emerging neo-psychedelia movement. To date, KOTHS has released 4 albums and 3 EPs. Recently their song Thirteen Eyes was featured as KEXP’s Song of the Day and personally selected by DJ John Richards for the radio station’s podcast series Music That Matters.

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Getting the crew prepped for today’s episode of Take It To The Bridge! Today, I’ll be joined at 4p by Sierra x Alex of Portland band bed. (yes, that’s bed with a period at the end). They have a new digital single (the 3rd for the uber-talented fledgling band) “Wayward” to share and a playlist of rad indie-pop including one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands Built to Spill (hint: Alan the cowboy from The Simpsons).Then we have new music from King Tuff, Eyelids, Goat, Avi Buffalo, as well as tracks from artists performing in this weekend’s Project Pabst thing and I’ll string a tribute to Nirvana throughout … if all goes as planned.Tune in from 4 to 6pm at our new signal (we’re ALL CITY) 107.1FM or stream it live at http://xray.fm/ Getting the crew prepped for today’s episode of Take It To The Bridge! Today, I’ll be joined at 4p by Sierra x Alex of Portland band bed. (yes, that’s bed with a period at the end). They have a new digital single (the 3rd for the uber-talented fledgling band) “Wayward” to share and a playlist of rad indie-pop including one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands Built to Spill (hint: Alan the cowboy from The Simpsons).Then we have new music from King Tuff, Eyelids, Goat, Avi Buffalo, as well as tracks from artists performing in this weekend’s Project Pabst thing and I’ll string a tribute to Nirvana throughout … if all goes as planned.Tune in from 4 to 6pm at our new signal (we’re ALL CITY) 107.1FM or stream it live at http://xray.fm/

Getting the crew prepped for today’s episode of Take It To The Bridge! Today, I’ll be joined at 4p by Sierra x Alex of Portland band bed. (yes, that’s bed with a period at the end). They have a new digital single (the 3rd for the uber-talented fledgling band) “Wayward” to share and a playlist of rad indie-pop including one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands Built to Spill (hint: Alan the cowboy from The Simpsons).

Then we have new music from King TuffEyelidsGoatAvi Buffalo, as well as tracks from artists performing in this weekend’s Project Pabst thing and I’ll string a tribute to Nirvana throughout … if all goes as planned.

Tune in from 4 to 6pm at our new signal (we’re ALL CITY) 107.1FM or stream it live at http://xray.fm/

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